ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 25 July 2021

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A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE period on the ProQuest platform is scheduled for Sunday 25 July 2020, between 3:00 and 13:00 (UK time).

This means that the following ProQuest databases, eBook platforms and services, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout the ten-hour period, 3:00 to 13:00 (UK time):

  • Alexander Street Press
  • EBook Central
  • Syndetics solutions
  • All databases on the proquest.com platform, namely:
    • Academic Video Online‎
    • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)‎ (1987 – current)
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection‎ (1973 – current)
    • Art and Architecture Archive‎ (1895 – 2005)
    • Australian Education Index‎ (1977 – current)
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals‎ (1934 – current)
    • British Periodicals‎ (1681 – 1939)
    • Country Life Archive‎ (1897 – 2005)
    • Digital National Security Archive‎
    • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive‎ (1880 – 2000)
    • ERIC‎ (1966 – current)
    • Humanities Index‎ (1962 – current)
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)‎ (1951 – current)
    • MLA International Bibliography‎ (1926 – current)
    • Periodicals Archive Online‎
    • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎ (1871 – current)
    • ProQuest Central‎ (1970 – current)
      • ABI/INFORM Collection (1971 – current)
      • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (1971 – current)
      • Arts & Humanities Database information
      • Asian & European Business Collection (1971 – current)
      • Australia & New Zealand Database information
      • Biology Database (1998 – current)
      • Business Market Research Collection (1986 – current)
      • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database information
      • Canadian Newsstream information
      • Career & Technical Education Database information
      • Computing Database (1998 – current)
      • Continental Europe Database information
      • Criminal Justice Database (1981 – current)
      • East & South Asia Database information
      • East Europe, Central Europe Database information
      • Education Database (1988 – current)
      • Family Health Database information
      • Global Breaking Newswires information
      • Health & Medical Collection information
      • Health Management Database information
      • India Database (1998 – current)
      • International Newsstream information
      • Latin America & Iberia Database information
      • Library Science Database (1970 – current)
      • Linguistics Database information
      • Middle East & Africa Database information
      • Military Database information
      • Nursing & Allied Health Database information
      • Political Science Database (1985 – current)
      • Psychology Database information
      • Public Health Database information
      • Publicly Available Content Database information
      • Religion Database (1986 – current)
      • Research Library information
      • Science Database information
      • Social Science Database information
      • Sociology Database (1985 – current)
      • Telecommunications Database (1995 – current)
      • Turkey Database information
      • UK & Ireland Database information
      • US Newsstream (1980 – current)
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
    • PsycARTICLES‎ (1894 – current)
    • PsycINFO‎ (1806 – current)
    • PsycTESTS‎
    • Sociological Abstracts‎ (1952 – current)
      • Social Services Abstracts (1979 – current)
      • Sociological Abstracts (1952 – current)
    • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War‎ (1914 – 1919)
    • The Vogue Archive‎
    • The Women’s Wear Daily Archive‎

Essential textbook titles now available in online format

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A NEW COLLECTION of electronic textbooks accessible through the Kortext platform is now discoverable through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

The collection brings together textbook publications produced by a range of different publishers, including titles that have been identified as Core resources on resource lists.

Until now, it has not been possible for the library to provide access to electronic versions of these key resources.

Authenticated access to the full-text of all 53 titles in the collection is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection include the following:

New eBook collection: Law Trove

Law Trove

A NEW COLLECTION of eBooks from Oxford University Press’ Law Trove platform is now accessible through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

Access to all of the 202 subscribed titles in the collection is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection, which cover a wide variety of law disciplines and legal subject areas, include the following:

Sage Catalyst eTextbook pilot launched

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LLR HAS LAUNCHED an initial one-year pilot of SAGE Catalyst: a teaching and learning engagement software tool powered by Talis Elevate, which contains a ‘fully loaded collection of recent and premium social science electronic textbooks from SAGE.’

Agreeing to this pilot has enabled LLR to make available for the first time, online versions of over 70 core Resource List titles, that were previously only available in print.

Sage Catalyst contains the latest editions of over 500 premium, cross-disciplinary textbooks from across the social sciences, in subjects such as:

  • Business & Management (70+ titles)
  • Education (90+ titles)
  • Research methods (60+ titles)
  • Nursing (40+ titles)
  • Psychology (30+ titles)
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy (40+ titles)
  • Social work (30+ titles)
  • Media & Communication (30+ titles)
  • Sociology (30+ titles)
  • Criminology (20+ titles)
  • Politics (20+ titles)

Access to all electronic textbooks in the collection are available, in unlimited simultanteous use, to all NTU students and staff members. Content is made available through the Talis Elevate platform and authentication is by university username and password.

Talis Elevate is a new teaching and learning environment that enables student and faculty collaboration ‘within’ the textbook content. Talis Elevate can be integrated in to the VLE to provide students with their required reading in a form that is easily accessible, encourages collaboration and offers advanced analytics on student engagement to academics.

The result is a more active learning experience for students and stronger teaching support for the lecturer.

SAGE Catalyst further enables the instructor to add open educational resources, as well as other licensed institutional content so the package can be enhanced by the instructor, with no content modifications required.

Records for all titles in the subject areas listed above have also been added to Library OneSearch. Examples include:

VLeBooks – scheduled maintenance – 19 September 2020

A scheduled system maintenance period for the VLeBooks and Askews and Holt e-book platforms will begin Saturday 19 September 2020 between 22:00 and 03:00 Sunday 20 September.

The provider advises that the service may be unavailable during these times.

VLebooks.com home page

Additional electronic and online resources: Manchester Hive eBook collections

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A NEW SET OF eBook collections from Manchester University Press has been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases service.

The Manchester Hive platform is described as follows:

A collection of eBook content published by Manchester University Press covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. Content is organised into chapters and sections, is fully searchable and browseable, and can be downloaded for offline reading.

Twelve separate eBook collections are available, and the Find Databases listing for the resource provides a direct authenticated deep-link to each.

Access to the Manchester Hive platform is by university username and password.

ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 9 February 2020

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A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE period on the ProQuest platform is scheduled for Sunday 9 February 2020, between 3:00 and 15:00 (UK time).

This means that the following ProQuest databases, eBook platforms and services, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout the first six hour period, 3:00 to 9:00 (UK time).

And upon completion of the maintenance window, for an additional six hours from 9:00 to 15:00, automatic citation functionality and MyResearch account access will continue to be unavailable:

  • Alexander Street Press
  • EBook Central
  • RefWorks
  • Syndetics solutions
  • All databases on the search.proquest.com platform, namely:
    • Academic Video Online‎
    • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)‎ (1987 – current)
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection‎ (1973 – current)
    • Art and Architecture Archive‎ (1895 – 2005)
    • Australian Education Index‎ (1977 – current)
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals‎ (1934 – current)
    • British Periodicals‎ (1681 – 1939)
    • Country Life Archive‎ (1897 – 2005)
    • Digital National Security Archive‎
    • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive‎ (1880 – 2000)
    • ERIC‎ (1966 – current)
    • Humanities Index‎ (1962 – current)
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)‎ (1951 – current)
    • MLA International Bibliography‎ (1926 – current)
    • Periodicals Archive Online‎
    • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎ (1871 – current)
    • ProQuest Central‎ (1970 – current)
      • ABI/INFORM Collection (1971 – current)
      • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (1971 – current)
      • Arts & Humanities Database information
      • Asian & European Business Collection (1971 – current)
      • Australia & New Zealand Database information
      • Biology Database (1998 – current)
      • Business Market Research Collection (1986 – current)
      • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database information
      • Canadian Newsstream information
      • Career & Technical Education Database information
      • Computing Database (1998 – current)
      • Continental Europe Database information
      • Criminal Justice Database (1981 – current)
      • East & South Asia Database information
      • East Europe, Central Europe Database information
      • Education Database (1988 – current)
      • Family Health Database information
      • Global Breaking Newswires information
      • Health & Medical Collection information
      • Health Management Database information
      • India Database (1998 – current)
      • International Newsstream information
      • Latin America & Iberia Database information
      • Library Science Database (1970 – current)
      • Linguistics Database information
      • Middle East & Africa Database information
      • Military Database information
      • Nursing & Allied Health Database information
      • Political Science Database (1985 – current)
      • Psychology Database information
      • Public Health Database information
      • Publicly Available Content Database information
      • Religion Database (1986 – current)
      • Research Library information
      • Science Database information
      • Social Science Database information
      • Sociology Database (1985 – current)
      • Telecommunications Database (1995 – current)
      • Turkey Database information
      • UK & Ireland Database information
      • US Newsstream (1980 – current)
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
    • PsycARTICLES‎ (1894 – current)
    • PsycINFO‎ (1806 – current)
    • PsycTESTS‎
    • Sociological Abstracts‎ (1952 – current)
      • Social Services Abstracts (1979 – current)
      • Sociological Abstracts (1952 – current)
    • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War‎ (1914 – 1919)
    • The Vogue Archive‎
    • The Women’s Wear Daily Archive‎

ProQuest eBook platform – scheduled maintenance – 21 December 2019

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 21 December 2019, between 02:00 and 12:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this ten hour period:

  • EBook Central

Ubidictionary – scheduled maintenance – 28 November 2019

On Thursday 28 November between 1pm and 4pm, the Ubidictionary service will be suspended to carry out a technical update of the platforms’ infrastructure.

During this time the following e-book titles will be unavailable:

IT Lo Zingarelli 2019

IT-EN/EN-IT  Il Ragazzini 2019

IT L’Enciclopedia Zanichelli

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